That Moment When Ellen DeGeneres’ Tweet Exploded On Twitter, In An Interactive Twitter Map [MAP]

By @lisamahapatra on
Ellen DeGeneres snapped this star-studded Oscars selfie while hosting the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The photo made Internet meme history by quickly becoming the most retweeted image of all time. Twitter

When Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a selfie featuring several A-list Hollywood celebrities during the 2014 Oscars, she almost "broke" Twitter. Her tweet broke the record for most retweeted tweet of all time -- Barack Obama’s “Four more years” tweet on Election Night 2012 -- in less than an hour.

Ellen’s Oscar selfie crossed the 781,832 RTs mark in about an hour, and has been retweeted more than 3 million times as of noon Tuesday.

Here’s how that moment went down, in a Twitter map. Twitter’s data editor, Simon Rogers, plotted every single geotagged tweet about the Oscars in an interactive timeline map. Ellen's Oscar selfie tweet went out at 22:00, so watch for that moment!

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